Rainier Milky Way Workshop - Ross Schram von Haupt Photography

Mt Rainier Milky Way Workshop

Workshop Tuition: $300

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Saturday, July 27th, 2019

*July 26th is a backup date

Please note - This workshop has a flexible schedule to offer the best possibility of good weather. Only sign up if you can make both possible dates. Saturday will have priority with Friday as a backup.


Join me in shooting sunset and the night sky above Washington's most iconic mountain! This workshop will be centered around photographing the night sky and the Milky Way. The dates lines up with the best moon phase to provide optimal night shooting conditions. While shooting the Milky Way will be our primary objective, we will also shoot sunset before the stars come out!

Designed for beginner to intermediate photographers, this hands on workshop will teach you to overcome the challenges faced with shooting at night and how to shoot the Milky Way!

My goal is to provide the best potential for epic star shots over Mt Rainier. Because of this, it’s best to have a flexible schedule. It’s possible the workshop date will be moved to Friday the 26th. It is best to only sign up if you can make both possible dates. A final decision will be made closer to the date based on forecasted weather.

Included in the workshop will be a post processing video ($75 value!) covering basic and intermediate editing techniques.

Group Size: 6 students

Price: $300

Experience Level: Beginner to intermediate

Physical Requirements: Very easy!

Timing: The workshop starts at 7:30PM and ends at 2:00AM


Safety and Reliability


I list Safety & Reliability near the top of all my workshops because I take my roll as your guide very seriously. This includes following park rules and being prepared for your safety. My workshops follow all guidelines and regulations of the National Park Service, State Parks & Forest Services that they are hosted in. I am certified in Adult CPR/AED, First Aid and Leave No Trace (LNT) principals. Ross Schram von Haupt Photography is a licensed and fully insured business.


What Will You Learn?


I walk you through my entire shooting process!

You will receive in-depth instruction for night sky photography.


In The Field:


-Scouting and preparing (weather, location, moon phase, etc)

-How to focus your lens in the dark

-Instruction on long exposures and camera settings

-Using stacking and long exposures to create clean night shots

-Shooting in the field with techniques to make processing easier

-How to create compelling compositions in nature

-And so much more!


Post Processing Video:


-RAW image processing using Adobe Lightroom

-Blending separate star and land shots seamlessly

-How to add natural looking saturation

-Intro to luminosity masks

-Dodge and burning for composition

-Color theory and color selection

-Noise reduction

-And more!

What Should I Bring with Me?


A DSLR/Mirrorless camera (preferably full frame)

A wide angle lens is very important with an aperture of at least f/3.5 minimum, although f/2.8 or better is preferred

A tripod - The sturdier the better!

Memory card

Extra batteries

Camera shutter release cable

Headlamp or flashlight with red light option

Clothing for temperatures down to 40° Fahrenheit. The weather is usually sunny and warm during the day, but temperatures will drop during the night. Weather is unpredictable in the mountains even during summer, it is best to be over prepared!


Not Included

This workshop fee does not include park fees, lodging, transportation, food/drink or photography gear.

If you would like to stay overnight, I can provide information on nearby hotels or camping upon request.


Cancellation Policy

Within one week of the workshop, no refunds will be given of any kind.

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